The Chinese have been dabbling in the arts from as early as 18,000 B.C. when simple pottery was discovered. In China, art was mostly used to depict philosophy, religious ideas, nature, and political figures.
In Chinese paintings, one important genre is figure painting. Nevertheless, images with children as the main subject are relatively rare. It was not until the time of the Six Dynasties (220-589) that children became the main focus in paintings, and…
During Emperor Xuanzong’s rule during the Tang Dynasty, General Li Sixun and his son Li Zhaodao were both skilled at Chinese landscape painting. People at the time called them Senior General Li and Junior General Li.
Today I met Lillian Addie, a 25-year-old artist who is having her first exhibit at the lovely Shirley Burke gallery in Parkdale, a seaside suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Lillian’s paintings follow the traditions of modernism and abstract art.
In something you would see in a slap-stick comedy or a Mr Bean movie, a Taiwanese boy tripped and broke his fall by putting his hand through a 350-year-old painting worth $1.5 million. The 17th-century painting was Flowers by Paolo Porpora,…
If you did a lot of traveling and came to know other cultures, as an artist, how would you express your thoughts on the situations in those countries, their customs, or their daily lives?
With simple lines and colors, a silent and graceful blue China comes to life on paper.
New Year paintings are a kind of traditional Chinese painting that originated from ancient “Door-Knights Paintings,” which were officially dubbed New Year paintings in the Qing Dynasty.